Derby County vs Leicester City – FA Cup – Preview

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Derby County vs Leicester City

Derby County vs Leicester City – Leicester City travel to iPro Stadium to face Derby County in the first fixture of the fourth round of the FA Cup on 27th January, Friday.

Leicester City are struggling and have won only twice away from home this season – currently in the fifteenth position with only twenty one points. Claudio Ranieri’s side are expected to be embroiled in a relegation battle unless they start picking up points in the league quickly.

Derby are in the middle of the pack in the Championship, in the seventh position with forty three points and are chasing the promotion play-off places. Derby defeated West Bromwich Albion 2-1 away from home in the third round while Leicester City had a similar result against Everton at the Goodison Park.

Team News

George Thorne, Craig Forsyth, James Wilson, Nick Blackman and Max Lowe are sidelined through injuries for Derby County but Bradley Johnson and Jacob Butterfield return from suspension. Striker David Nugent has been listed as a doubt.

Riyad Mahrez is available for selection after returning from the African Cup of Nations but Islam Slimani is injured. Leonardo Ulloa is unavailable due to a thigh injury.

“We need two or three results to get confidence. I feel good every time. Always, I am positive and I think about tomorrow.”

– Claudio Ranieri, Leicester City.

Contributor’s Pick

According to Derby County vs Leicester City H2H Stats, the last five meetings between these two clubs, all of which came in the Championship, resulted in four wins and one loss for Leicester City.

In fact, Derby County have won only two of their previous ten matches against Leicester City in all competitions. There have been over 2.5 goals scored in Derby’s last four games in the FA Cup. A cup upset is expected with Derby County likely to win 2-1 in a closely contested affair.

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